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18th Edition
6 - 29 August 2010

 
 GER / Germany - Team Composition

 
Team manager Mr. LINDENMAIR, Jan
Head coach Mr. GUIDETTI, Giovanni
Assistant coach Mr. KOSLOWSKI, Felix
Doctor Mr. BARIE Alexander
Therapist / trainer Mr. BELTRAMI, Alessandro
Journalist Mr. SABARZ Jürgen
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Lenka Dürr Dürr 10/12/1990 171 59 280 270 Igtisadchi Baku
  2   Kathleen Weiß Weiss 2/02/1984 171 66 290 273 Igtisadchi Baku
  3 Denise Hanke Hanke 31/08/1989 179 58 284 272 Eczacibasi Istanbul
  L 4   Kerstin Tzscherlich Tzscherlich 15/02/1978 179 72 295 282 Dresdner SC
  5 Lena Möllers Möllers 6/01/1990 188 78 312 297 Agil Novara
  6   Saskia Hippe Hippe 16/01/1991 185 67 315 292 VK Prostejov
  7 Imke Wedekind Wedekind 23/06/1984 195 78 307 295 VT Aurubis Hamburg
  8   Berit Kauffeldt Kauffeldt 8/07/1990 190 75 311 294 Imoco Volley Conegliano
  9 Corina Ssuschke-Voigt Ssuschke 9/05/1983 189 75 310 298 Lokomotiv Baku
  10   Anne Matthes Matthes 30/04/1985 182 66 312 295 Dresdner SC
  11 Janine Völker Völker 19/09/1991 178 69 301 290 Schweriner SC
  12   Heike Beier Beier 9/12/1983 184 73 305 293 BKF Aluprof Bielsko Biala
  13 Sarah Petrausch Petrausch 31/07/1990 187 85 306 295 Rote Raben Vilsbiburg
  C 14   Margareta Kozuch Kozuch 30/10/1986 187 70 309 297 Azeryol Baku
  15 Maren Brinker Brinker 10/07/1986 184 68 303 295 Impel Wroclaw
  16   Anja Brandt Brandt 15/02/1990 195 77 310 295 Schweriner SC
  17 Patricia Grohmann Grohmann 27/01/1990 186 80 303 289 Köpenicker SC
  18   Nadja Schaus Schaus 8/11/1984 187 66 305 295 Sigel Pallavolo Marsala
  19 Tatjana Zautys Zautys 4/05/1980 182 71 308 293 Rote Raben Vilsbiburg
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

In 2006, Italian Giovanni Guidetti took over as coach of Germany from South Korean Hee Wan Lee who had been in that position since 1999. With Guidetti at the helm, the team practises up to seven hours a day – gruelling for even the most experienced professionals. Progress has been slow but steady, and after finishing 11th at the 2006 World Championship in Japan, Germany successfully qualified for the 2008 and 2009 World Grand Prix after missing the event in 2006 and 2007. Unfortunately they failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing by losing the semi-final to World Champion Russia in Halle, Germany.

Since that disappointment, however, the team went from success to success. In 2009, they qualified for the 2010 World Championship, again in Japan, remaining undefeated against the Netherlands, Azerbaijan and Slovenia.

At the Grand Prix the team with captain Christiane Fürst counterbalanced the so far best ranking from 2002 with their third place and again qualified for the semi-final at the European Championship in Poland. Unfortunately, the women were defeated twice and the fantastic year could not be crested with a medal from the European Championship.

The outstanding accomplishments also reflect in the world ranking so that the DVV team is starting 2010 in 9th place – the best ranking since Guidetti took over as head coach. For 2010 the World Championship in Japan as well as the qualification for the Grand Prix are on the agenda – two very important games regarding the Olympic Games 2012 in London.

 

Olympic Games

¨       8th Place 1972

¨       6th Place 1976*

¨       2nd Place 1980*

¨       6th Place 1984

¨       5th Place 1988*

¨       8th Place 1996

¨       6th Place 2000

¨       9th Place 2004

 

*GDR

 

World Championships

¨       7th Place 1956*

¨       16th Place 1956

¨       10th Place 1960

¨       7th Place 1962*

¨       13th Place 1962

¨       10th Place 1970*

¨       4th Place 1974*

¨       19th Place 1974

¨       8th Place 1978*

¨       18th Place 1978

¨       14th Place 1982

¨       4th Place 1986*

¨       13th Place 1986

¨       12th Place 1990*

¨       13th Place 1990

¨       5th Place 1994

¨       13th Place 1998

¨       10th Place 2002

¨       11th place 2006

 

*GDR

 

European Championships

¨       8th Place 1958*

¨       10th Place 1958

¨       4th Place 1963*

¨       11th Place 1963

¨       4th Place 1967*

¨       10th Place 1967

¨       6th Place 1971*

¨       10th Place 1971

¨       3rd Place 1975*

¨       10th Place 1975

¨       2nd Place 1977*

¨       8th Place 1977

¨       2nd Place 1979*

¨       9th Place 1979

¨       4th Place 1981*

¨       10th Place 1981

¨       1st Place 1983*

¨       5th Place 1983

¨       2nd Place 1985*

¨       6th Place 1985

¨       1st Place 1987*

¨       9th Place 1987

¨       2nd Place 1989*

¨       6th Place 1989

¨       3rd Place 1991

¨       5th Place 1993

¨       4th Place 1995

¨       9th Place 1997

¨       4th Place 1999

¨       9th Place 2001

¨       3rd Place 2003

¨       11th Place 2005

¨       6th Place 2007

¨       4th Place 2009

Coach profile

Giovanni Guidetti has been Germany’s women’s team coach since 2006. The Italian displaced former coach Hee Wan Lee, who announced his resignation, after the Bundes League’s decline for Wan Lee’s idea of part-concentrating some players.

Guidetti is only 37 years old, but is nevertheless an old hand at coaching. Already at the age of 23 he was working as coach of second league’s club Spezzano, which he guided into the First league in 1997. It was the same season that Guidetti was announced ‘coach of the year’ in Italy. Afterwards many more events in the ‘A Uno’ followed. Additionally, Guidetti worked as assistant coach for four years among the world class heads coaches Velasco and Frigoni for Italy’s women’s national team. He gained international experience while being coach of USA’s national B-team in 2002 and Bulgaria’s national team in 2003.

Guidetti, born in Modena, was already in contact with the German team before his engagement in 2006: in 1999 he coached the Italian team for one game, in which they played the German DDV team, during the qualification for the European Championship. Italy won this match in Dessau 3-0. At the World Championship in Japan in 2006 Guidetti was aiming for one of the first eight places with Germany’s women’s national team. This goal was not accomplished due to nerves and missing luck on the side of the Germans, who nevertheless played a good game. The DVV valued the performance in Japan positively and agreed on a contract for Guidetti through 2010.

At the World Championship in Japan in 2006 Guidetti was aiming for one of the first eight places with Germany’s women’s national team. This goal was not accomplished due to weak nerves and missing luck on the side of the Germans, who nevertheless played a good game. The responsible at the DVV valued the performance in Japan positively and agreed on a contract for Guidetti through 2010.

Although the team did not qualify for the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing, meticulously working Guidetti and the Federation appointed new goals for the future, the highlight being ‘London 2012’, where Guidetti definitely wants to participate with the women’s team. Therefore preparations are already being made this year. Many young players joined the squad since Guidetti already newly reformed the team this spring. Therefore the players have sufficient time to accustom to each other and prepare themselves for the Olympic Games 2012 while taking part in international tournaments. These provisions already came into practice in 2009 and were successful. The team competently won the qualification for the World Championship in Almere, the Netherlands and has consequently qualified for the World Championship 2010 in Japan. At the Grand Prix the women won the bronze medal against other world class teams with a great performance before ending fourth in the finals of the European Championship in Poland last year.




 
 

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